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65 degrees. we will make it up to 65 degrees today. there could be a couple of thunderstorms later this afternoon. first let's say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. looking good at the moment. not seeing much in terms of incidents or delays. south on 83, a bit of a slow spot. it is wet on the roads. 41 miles per hour southbound at shawan road. 57 on the westbound towards edmondson. 97 checking out ok in crofton. this is the west side at frederick road. volume is picking up in the outer loop.
this is traffic of dulaney valley. the north side is running smoothly. no delays on the j.f.x. down towards the construction zone. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> police investigating a late- night shooting in northeast baltimore. police responded just after 11:00 p.m. on monday night and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. police say the suspect left the scene in a green or black vehicle. police also investigating a second shooting. officers responded on north carey street where they found a man shot. no word as to the extent of his injury. >> police looking for information that will lead them towards a man who raped a woman. kim dacey is live with the
latest on the search. >> investigators say they don't have much to go on and are looking for possible witnesses. the victim was walking home from herself downtown. it was around 1:30 saturday morning when she noticed a man following her so she crossed the street. he crossed after her and dragged her into an alleyway between two homes. she told police the man threw her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. she was able to fight him off and took off running. she was not able to get a good description. police are hoping somebody noticed something out of the ordinary. >> it is busy area that kind of night. there are restaurants and bars. cabdrivers try anything to pick up fes ares. are hoping somebody saw
something. >> police are also checking with businesses area to see if the man was caught on surveillance tape. >> a man is convicted for his role in a victim for hire. a key component in the case was the testimony of his co- defended. she testified she paid him $1,000 to kill the doctor. he was afraid he found out she was stealing money from the business. police arrest a third suspect in the pill mill investigation. she turned herself in on monday. the dea raided teh mill.ill
>> police are trying to find out who vandalized a church in middle river. there was several broken windows. church members say this isn't the first time somebody has vandalize the church. >> the money will have to spend on repairs we could have been doing on outreach programs. we're a family. >> police say they didn't believe the incidents are connected. some kids are using common household items to cook up a dangerous drano bombs. the bombs were left at playgrounds. the slightest motion can trigger them. officials are concerned. >> they can be extremely
dangerous, especially if they're put inside of a mailbox and detonated inside of the mailbox. >> police say the arrested a 13- old and charged him with destruction of a device. >> lawmakers have formed a work group. some topics that will research include fair compensation and determining dates for table game expansion. they will propose legislation to consider if necessary. the group will meet for the first time on june 1. after taking its stance in favor of a marriage equality, members
of the naacp continue. the executive board approved a resolution says it approves any laws that discriminate against anybody in the country. same sex mmarriage -- >> civil marriage is a civil right and a matter for civil law. >> it is a moral issue, not a civil-rights issue. >> opponents are working to get the referendum on the ballot to defeat it. >> 65 degrees on tv hill. one year after a devastating tornado hits a community, it continues the rebuilding process. >> world leaders agree on an exit strategy in afghanistan.
we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> world leaders agreed to end , not in afghanistan. the world summit ended in chicago yesterday. troops will stay in afghanistan for just two more years. chicago police report 90 people arrested before and during the summit . a tornado hit the town of joplin, missouri. president obama travel to joplin yesterday to deliver a commencement address. we'll have more on where joplin stance today including what the president said about the town. >> a record student is sentenced
to 30 days in jail. this is for an invasion of privacy after spying on his roommate. the roommate later jumped to his death after learning of the spying incident. the judge sentenced dharun ravi to 300 hours of community service. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what to think of the 30 day jail sentence to the rucker student who secretly taped his roommate and posted? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. >> 5:11. 65 degrees on tv hill. a common complaint about airplanes is seat selection. >> what if you could find the perfect seat? some tips to a comfortable flight.
the west side. not tracking anything significant in the owings mills area. a smooth ride near harford road. southbound on 83, speeds around 62 miles per hour. give yourself a few extra minutes on these wet roads. this is 95 north of 195. no sign of delays. it is further south in the southbound side. this is dulaney valley. the north side of the beltway continues to run smoothly. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. moving along nicely despite a delay on the eight bus. light rail on schedule with shuttle buses between timonium and hunt valley. metro subway is on time.
march rains looking good. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. i'm kurt kronke. >> thank you. good morning. we have a little bit of rain to contend with. you'll find some light showers this morning. mostly you would call a drizzle. alberto has been downgraded to a tropical depression. sustained winds only 35 miles per hour. another area of low pressure is pretty strong and taking all the energy away from the stuff that was around here. that is why we will have a better morning than yesterday. there's still a touch of rain but it is mostly of drizzle. here is the heavier rain. that will take a lot of the moisture out of our neighborhood. there could be enough left behind for some rain to start
today. we could see some unstable conditions this afternoon and maybe a couple of thunderstorms. clouds and drizzle. 64 degrees at the airport. 64 in rising sun. the forecast for today -- mostly cloudy. maybe a peak of the sun later this afternoon. maybe some scattered thunderstorms. if you take the bothe, watch for lightning late this afternoon. -- if you take the boat out. wave heights near 1 foot. mostly cloudy tonight. temperatures dropping into the 50's. the weather stays unsettled through thursday. as we go into the holiday weekend, it gets a little bit
better. it will feel like summer. high temperatures need to maybe upper 80's. good beach weather. >> chrysler is recalling thousands of jeep wranglers because of the risk of fire. debris to get caught in the catalytic converter and possibly cause a fire. chrysler will fix the problem for free. a study finds gas prices have been declining but nearly six in 10 consumers have cut back on things like vacations and dinners out. consumers are staying cautious. when it comes to flying, there are ways to upgrade your
experience without flying first class. finding the best seat. >> flying coach does not have to mean an uncomfortable flight. airlines are offered a special row with a bit more legroom. you can find other good seats i n coach on line. one website will let you know if a better seat opens up. even flights of open seating may offer you first dibs. >> it pays to get on board before teverybody else.
>> other people do not want to sit next to anyone. create a profile that makes you the most unlike person alionlin. >> you cringes put me in the overhead bin -- you could just put me in the overhead bin. >> what is the rule with the arm wrest? more u.s. workers are waiting for some rest and relaxation. jane king has the bloomberg business report. which is it, the biggest person or first come first served with the elbow? >> with the elbow, all the time. especially in new york.
stock futures this morning are pretty much flat. the senate banking committee holding a committee would top regulators including mary schapiro to discuss died frank rules -- dodd-frank rules. bank of america and goldman sachs have scored fat profits that could total up to a billion dollars on trait that sometimes pit themselves against j.p. morgan. some banks made money acting as brokers. markets finally breaking the losing streak yesterday. have you put in for any summer vacation? more u.s. workers are taking more vacations.
americans feeling more secure taking a few days off. 2.7 million workers took off last month. that is nearly double from the previous year. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> it is all about facebook, but it may wreak havoc on marriages? >> the benefits of the drink pom wonderful men not be so wonderful -- may not be so wonderful. >> 5:22. construction is moving along on the j.f.x. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the 30-day jail sentence for the rutgers student who secretly taped his roommate and posted it online?
>> there are more lane closures this week on the j.f.x. >> all southbound lanes will close from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m.. on thursday all northbound lanes will close. double lane closures will be in effect from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. until friday. for more on the closures, you can visit our website, wbaltv.com. >> we have more closures.
officials will start shifting traffic and closed a lane overnight from sundays through thursdays as crews worked along york road near timonium road. there is a plainclothes for between towson town boulevard and stevenson lane. there will be a quiz later. >> 5:26. >> some children rally outside city hall fighting to keep some rec centers open. >> a woman is raped in downtown annapolis. >> the city of joplin marks a milestone. how the government stepped in when disaster struck. >> we will talk about some rain
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with lower-calorie options. with more choices and fewer calories, america's beverage companies are delivering. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. it is national buy a musical instrument day. >> maybe a kazoo. >> everybody can play a kazoo. >> i saw the dumbest traffic sign ever. a sign said keep three seconds between vehicles. if you're in a moving vehicle, you cannot tell if there are three seconds.
>> people have a lot to worry about on the j.f.x. >> is that the equivalent of three vehicles? >> perhaps. use common sense. >> she did not put the sign up. >> i thought i was seeing things this morning. >> i will do the weather first. you could do sports if you want . i'm pontificating. orioles lose. we have some rain to contend with. it will not be as heavy as yesterday. you'll find some drizzle on your way to work this morning. there could be some thunderstorms this afternoon. drizzle this afternoon.
high temperature of 76. >> it could be a little slick in spots. no delays to report. that is a good news. 62 on the west side as you travel towards 795. average speeds around 58. 60 on southbound 83. we had an accident reported southbound 95 just past 100. word is it is not there. everything moving well down towards howard county. 295 in pretty good shape. this is dulaney valley. overall, a smooth ride. no delays to report on 95 out of white marsh. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you.
a day of reflection in joplin. a deadly tornado touchdown one year ago today. >> the committee continues to rebuild. tara mergener is live with the details. >> good morning. the city of joplin has come a long wait in a year thanks in part to the federal government, volunteers, and the persistence of people. tracing their determinants -- >> the road has been hard and the day has been long. >> president obama told the high school class of 2012 to use their experience. >> that is the spirit that allowed all of you to rebuild the city. that is the same spirit we need now to help rebuild america at. >> a monster tornado came through a year ago, shredding homes and businesses and leaving the worst death toll in six
decades. >> not just for today but for the long haul. support the city of joplin. >> the white house released a statement saying since the tornado struck, the government approved more than $20 million to help victims. and $40 million in low-interest loans for businesses. >> it will come back bigger, stronger everything. it will take a mountain of time. >> and it has. many businesses are not fully operational yet and hundreds are living in fema trailers. great has made strides with hundreds of volunteers. >> doing the best we can. this is a strong town. >> joplin will break ground on three new schools lost last year including a new high school. >> any idea where the money will
come from? $2.8're talking about billion in damages. we understand that insurance will pick up some of this. many of the taxpayers will be on the hook for about $500 million through the state and federal aid. >> tara mergener, thank you. >> police are searching for a man who allegedly raped a woman in annapolis. the men dragged the woman into an alley before assaulting her. kim dacey is live with the frightening details. >> police say the woman was walking by herself leaving dinner with friends when the man attacked her. >> investigators say they don't have much to go on and are looking for possible witnesses. the victim was walking home by herself downtown.
police say she noticed a man falling her, so she crossed the street. >> we crossed after her appeared the next thing we know he had director. >> the only weight sits between two homes. she told police that the man threw her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. she was able to fight him off and he took off running. the victim was not able to provide much of a description. it was dark and the victim grabbed her from behind. the attack happened at 1:30 on saturday. police are hoping somebody noticed something out of the ordinary. >> it is busy area that time of night. there are restaurants and bars. cabdrivers try to pick up fares. we are hoping somebody saw something. >> police are checking with businesses to see if the man was caught on surveillance tape. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> pretty scary situation.
hundreds of officials gathered to find a solution to a growing problem -- human trafficking. the combined efforts on monday to share ideas and methods. one of the ideas is to patrol the internet. >> children protest outside city hall to keep several recreation centers open. the city will close four recreation centers. dozens of centers will see upgrade. six more will enter into agreements with private operators. an activist says that is not enough. >> we have people talking about mobs of kids roaming the streets of downtown causing trouble. why do we close the rec center?
the time is -- i did it again. at the time is 60 degrees. 5:39. we have some clouds and showers and fog. off and on showers are expected today. it would not be as bad as yesterday. temperatures in the 60's right now. will make it up to about 76 this afternoon. maybe a thunderstorm as we head into the afternoon hours. things get better heading into the holiday weekend. the latest on tropical storm alberto in just a few minutes. >> a new study finds surgical residents are sleeping for least half the day and that could impact their work. >> the state wristwatch type
instrument. the average amount of sleep was five hours and residents were functioning at 80% for half of the day because they were fatigue d. taking preventative measures for your health might help out in more ways than one. >> people got the vaccine might be protected for more than just the flu. their immune systems developed antibodies for multiple flu strains. >> 5:41. 65 degrees on tv hill. the orioles look to back bounce . keith mills love sports. >> where live and taking a look at a brand new show. stay tuned for details.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. this is a live view of traffic from skyteam 11. heading down toward the fort mchenry. we'll show you what is going on on the roads. we will try to get him shortly. centersecking speech and so far not tracking a lot in terms of delays -- we're checking speed sensors. 61 on the north side. southbound 95 and checking in at 67 after harford county.
we will update you on some of our cameras. the northwest corner, inner loop traffic very light towards the j.f.x. looking good on the j.f.x. into town. this is a live view from skyteam 11 showed 95 out of the northeast. we're not seeing a lot in terms of volume. sky team 11 will be with us all morning giving you live pictures of traffic so we will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we have a delay on the brunswick line running 10 minutes late. light rail on time with shuttle buses between timonium and hunt valley. metro is on schedule. the 20 and 40 buses operating with delays. five and 20 buses diverting because of construction.
now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we have some rain to contend with and talk about what you can expect for the weekend. first we say good morning to ava marie. she's doing some casual jousting. a good way to get your day started. >> we have something that is sure to wake you up. this is an all-out duel. we're live that medieval times and this is quite a show. >> they are going at it. >> that is quite a noise. this is something that people do not see all the time. >> people get a four-course meal
with perform our show. >> you probably draw crowds from all over the nation. >> people come from all over we have castles in the country. even in canada. >> this is a brand new show. >> everything has changed -- music, costumes, like, choreography. >> i want to know how long it prepares to do a show like this. >> it takes about a year for somebody to learn how to do this. we don't just take anybody. the same goes for the horses. >> you have horses that you stable here. >> we have 20 in the castle and
five at the ranch. they spend a lot of time at the ranch. >> this is a performance but is there a real sense of danger? >> all of our weapons are real. we used titanium instead of steel. we take a lot of time to practice. >> get your tickets at a time. >> go to medievaltimes.com. >> we will see a jousting match live on the air. i will be judging the match. that should be exciting. they are real weapons. >> they are not playing around. nothing like a good fight.
my brother and i used to do that. every guy like that. >> it is quite a show. >> thank you, ava. good stuff. stan, you have been many times. >> you get to throw the bones on the floor. we have alberto which has been downgraded to a tropical depression. it is losing its strength. this is helping us. this gives the have the rain yesterday. this will take a lot of the moisture and drive it up into new england. we still have some light rain and drizzle on the radar. you'll still contend with eight
little bit of stuff on your way to work or school. it should not be as bad as yesterday. cloudy skies and an east wind of six. mostly cloudy. if we do get some of sunshine, that will create instability. maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon. high temperature between 73 and 78. high tide and fort mchenry at 8:18. scattered showers and thunderstorms possible tomorrow and on thursday. it will get warmer. upper 70's and low 80's. it will feel like summer with high temperatures in the mid 80's. that is some good beach weather. >> there are no utensils.
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>> good morning. for the second straight game, the orioles stake their starting pitcher to a three-run lead. the orioles still lead the division by to wo games. third inning. game tied at 2. clay buchholz lost strike zone. 4-2 in the fourth. chris davis off of clay buchholz. 5-2 orioles. the tying run scored on a balk.
the game is tied at 5. will middlebrooks with the bat. dustin pedroia scores. 8-6, orioles win. the yankees were shut out by kansas city. the lakers have gone home. the thunder beat the lakers and sets up a showdown with san antonio. kobe bryant had 42 but it wasn't enough. what a player he is, number 35 with 10 rebounds. the steel and throws it up and banks in. 106-90, the thunder win.
ravens open their first of three voluntary minicams. ray rice not expected to be there. progress has been made in his contract talks. the ravens have until july 16 to sign ray or he will play under the franchise tag. that has not stopped him from participating in the community. he had a free camp for nearly 700 kids. i think they will get this done sooner rather than later. >> what a great guy. great energy. thank you. space exploration goes commercial. >> steel for sale.
the steel mill is on the market. >> someone has enough money -- how much to find out will pay for this 11,000 sq. ft. unit. >> things are a little dreary this morning. we'll talk about what you can expect going into the holiday weekend. >> we have an accident in the city. we will check on the major roads. as you can see from this live picture with captain roy and skyteam 11.